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Monday 24.04.2017 | Name days: Nameda, Visvaldis, Ritvaldis

Nine candidates apply for participation in repeated KNAB personnel selection procedure

Nine candidates applied for participation in KNAB personnel selection process, said State Chancellery’s Director Janis Citkovskis told journalists on Monday, 10 April.

Changes added to the management board of LDz Cargo

Aleksandrs Kazackovs was appointed as a member of the board of LDz Cargo on Monday, 10 April. He was previously the director of LDz Cargo Legal and Administrative Affairs Department.

Annual inflation level in Latvia reaches 3.4%

Compared to March 2016, the average level of consumer prices increased by 3.4% in March 2017. Prices of goods grew by 3.5% and prices of services by 3.0%.

KNAB commences criminal process for trade of influence; Truksnis is involved

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has commenced a criminal process for trade of influence. Among those involved in the criminal process is Gatis Truksnis, the former mayor of Jurmala, as well as businessmen and officials serving under him, as reported by De Facto programme.

Latvia’s hundred year jubilee emblem to be available to businessmen free of charge

The framework of Latvia’s one hundredth jubilee was created open for involvement of society and businessmen. This is why the hundredth jubilee emblem will be available to businessmen free of charge, as reported by Culture Ministry.

Forecast: rain and snow expected in Latvia for Easter

Monday, 10 April, will be summer-like warm but windy. Air temperature will reach +13° C… +18° C, as reported by Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Ministry: an offer is voiced to form closer cooperation between American and Latvian ports

U.S. congressmen have voiced support for Latvia’s security and an interest for developing closer cooperation with the country’s ports, as reported by Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Bank analysts predict Latvia’s inflation at 2.9-3.3% for March

Consumer prices in Latvia may have grown by 2.9-3.3% in March when compared with the same month of last year, bank analysts predict.

Will Defence Ministry really entrust protection of its property to just about anyone?

The decision made by National Defense Military Objects and Procurement Center for the public procurement of security services for multiple properties owned by Defence Ministry has caused much confusion in Latvia. Security Sector Companies Association asks officials to prevent the risk of procuring services of inadequate quality.

CSB: Round timber prices continue to decline in Latvia

Compared to the first half of 2016, in the second half the average purchase prices of round timber kept declining, moreover, price drop has been recorded for the three recent years.

Ecolines invests four millions in bus fleet renewal

Continuing investments in the renewal of its bus fleet, Ecolines has bought ten new buses using funding from Swedbank. The company has bought five Setra S431DT and five Man R08, as BNN was informed by the company.

Pabriks: USA’s strike in Syria is a very serious strike for Russia as well

The missile attack performed by USA on Shayrat airfield is a very serious political strike for Russia, because until now Russia believed it was in control of the situation, says MEP Artis Pabriks.

Estonian officials express support to U.S. first Assad regime attack

Commenting on the Friday’s attack by U.S. army on Syrian government forces that has been the first such strike during the Syrian Civil War, Estonian Foreign Minister and retired army general have expressed support to the strike, which was retaliation for a deadly alleged chemical attack on civilians in the Middle Eastern country.

Increased inspections commence on external borders of Schengen Area

On Friday, 7 April, Latvian State Border Guard commences increased border control inspections of all citizens of the European Union, European Economic Zone and Swiss Confederation on the external border of the Schengen area.

Deutsche Bank stops securing US dollar transactions for Latvian banks

German Deutsche Bank, which secures US dollar transactions for multiple Latvian banks, has decided to cease relations with banks in Latvia.

Weather to become warmer in Latvia soon; next Tuesday expected to be rainy

Weather in Latvia is expected to become warmer in the near future. Next Tuesday, however, rain will appear again and wind speed will increase drastically, predicts Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Ventspils port terminals’ cargo turnover exceeds last year’s indexes

March 2017 was the most successful month for terminals working at Ventspils Freeport – a total of 2.6 million tonnes of cargoes were transshipped, which is 21% more when compared with March 2016, as reported by Ventspils Freeport authority.

Nearly all food products in Latvia have become more expensive this year

Compared with December 2016, prices of most food products in Latvia increased in March. Prices declined only for imported strawberries, oranges and smoked ham in the first quarter of 2017, according to information from the Agricultural Market Promotion Centre.